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Explorations in southern African drama, theatre and performance

Author: Patrick Ebewo
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017.
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In spite of the rich repertoire of artistic traditions in Southern Africa, particularly in the areas of drama, theatre and performance, there seems to be a lack of a corresponding robust academic engagement with these subjects. While it can be said that some of the racial groups in the region have received substantial attention in terms of scholarly discussions of their drama and theatre performances, the same  Read more...
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Ebewo, Patrick.
Explorations in southern African drama, theatre and performance.
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017
(OCoLC)973895648
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Ebewo
ISBN: 9781443891776 1443891770
OCLC Number: 1030018248
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 249 pages, 15 unnumbered pages of plates) : chiefly color illustrations
Contents: List of figures --
Foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Drama, Theatre, and Performance in Southern Africa : An Overview --
Theatre and Reconciliation in South Africa : Past and Present Assumptions, Future Possibilities --
Swazi Incwala : The Performative Elements in a Ritual Practice --
Zakes Mda's Dramaturgy and the Satirical Import in Our Lady of Benoni --
Syncretism, Symbolism and Revolutionary Aesthetics in the Plays of Masitha Hoeane / with Ntsele Radebe --
Rre Phathasane and Letsema : Industrial Theatre Projects in Botswana --
Dramatist in Exile : The Contributions of Zakes Mda to the Development of Socio-Political Consciousness in Lesotho --
Representation of the Black Township in Contemporary South African Drama : A Study of Grootboom's Relativity: Township Stories / with Nellie NgCongo --
Reflections on Theatre-for-Development Projects : Lesotho and Botswana --
Mandela's Funeral as Community Performance --
Parody Series in South African Television Edutainment : Loyiso Gola's Late Nite News (LNN) --
The Theatre Industry in Post-Apartheid South Africa : Hopes and Impediments --
An Interview with Bonisile K. Nxumalo : A Contemporary Voice in Performance Poetry --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: by Patrick J. Ebewo.

Abstract:

In spite of the rich repertoire of artistic traditions in Southern Africa, particularly in the areas of drama, theatre and performance, there seems to be a lack of a corresponding robust academic engagement with these subjects. While it can be said that some of the racial groups in the region have received substantial attention in terms of scholarly discussions of their drama and theatre performances, the same cannot be said of the black African racial group. As such, this collection of thirteen chapters represents a compendium of critical and intellectual discourses on black African drama, th.

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